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The twentieth century has left behind a painful and complicated legacy of massive trauma, monstrous crimes, radical social engineering, or collective/individual guilt syndromes that were often the premises for and the specters haunting the process of democratization in the various societies that emerged out of these profoundly de-structuring contexts. The present manuscript is a state of the art reassessment and analysis of how the interplay between memory, history, and justice generates insight that is multifariously relevant for comprehending the present and future of democracy without becoming limited to a Europe-centric framework of understanding. The manuscript is structured on three complementary and interconnected trajectories: the public use of history, politics of memory, and transitional justice. Key words 1. Europe, Eastern—Politics and government—1989– 2. Collective memory—Europe, Eastern. 3. Memory—Political aspects—Europe, Eastern. 4. Democratization— Social aspects—Europe, Eastern. 5. Europe, Eastern—Historiography—Social aspects. 6. Europe, Eastern—Historiography—Political aspects. 7. Social justice— Europe, Eastern. 8. Post-communism—Europe, Eastern. 9. Fascism—Social aspects—Europe, Eastern. 10. Dictatorship—Social aspects—Europe, Eastern.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Vladimir Tismaneanu, Bogdan C. Iacob
  3. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part One POLITICS OF MEMORY AND CONSTRUCTING DEMOCRACY
  2. pp. 21-22
  1. European Mass Killing and European Commemoration
  2. Timothy Snyder
  3. pp. 23-44
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  1. Why World War II Memories Remain So Troubled in Europe and East Asi
  2. Daniel Chirot
  3. pp. 45-68
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  1. Post-Authoritarian Memories in Europe and Latin America
  2. Eusebio Mujal-León, Eric Langenbacher
  3. pp. 69-102
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  1. Divided Memory Revisited: The Nazi Past in West Germany and in Postwar Palestine
  2. Jeffrey Herf
  3. pp. 103-124
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  1. On the Relationship Between Politics of Memory and the State’s Attitude toward the Communist Past
  2. Alexandru Gussi
  3. pp. 125-142
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  1. Part Two HISTORIES AND THEIR PUBLICS
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. Democracy, Memory, and Moral Justice
  2. Vladimir Tismaneanu
  3. pp. 145-190
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  1. Promotion of a Usable Past: Official Efforts to Rewrite Russo-Soviet History, 2000–2014
  2. David Brandenberger
  3. pp. 191-212
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  1. Germany’s Two Processes of “Coming to Terms with the Past” —Failures, After All?
  2. Jan-Werner Müller
  3. pp. 213-236
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  1. Part Three SEARCHING FOR CLOSURE IN DEMOCRATIZING SOCIETIES
  2. pp. 237-238
  1. Twenty-Five Years “After” —– The Ambivalence of Settling Accounts with Communism: The Polish Case
  2. Andrzej Paczkowski
  3. pp. 239-256
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  1. The Romanian Revolution in Court: What Narratives About 1989?
  2. Raluca Grosescu, Raluca Ursachi
  3. pp. 257-294
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  1. Slobodan Milošević in the Hague: Failed Success of a Historical Trial
  2. Vladimir Petrović
  3. pp. 295-310
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  1. The South African Transition: Then and Now
  2. Charles Villa-Vicencio
  3. pp. 311-328
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  1. Scholarship and Public Memory: The Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania (PCACDR)
  2. Cristian Vasile
  3. pp. 329-346
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  1. Moldova under the Soviet Communist Regime: History and Memory
  2. Igor Caşu
  3. pp. 347-372
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  1. Part Four COMPETING NARRATIVES OF TROUBLED PASTS
  2. pp. 373-374
  1. Coming to Terms with Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Polish Catholic Church
  2. John Connelly
  3. pp. 375-386
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  1. After Communism: Identity and Morality in the Baltic Countries
  2. Leonidas Donskis
  3. pp. 387-416
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  1. The Romanian Communist Past and the Entrapment of Polemics
  2. Bogdan C. Iacob
  3. pp. 417-474
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  1. Past Intransient/Transiting Past: Remembering the Victims and the Representation of Communist Past in Bulgaria
  2. Nikolai Vukov
  3. pp. 475-496
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 497-500
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789633860939
Related ISBN
9789633860922
MARC Record
OCLC
927154859
Pages
516
Launched on MUSE
2015-10-31
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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